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Another week rolls by, and the weather has again been the deciding factor in progress this week!  It’s rained pretty much every day, though there have been some windows of opportunity to make progress. The windy weather also diverted some of my attention to the original plot, where both my sweetcorn and Achocha had been brought to the ground.  I harvested those, along with the carrots – leaving just a few pumpkins in the ground...

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This week the new Suttons Seeds catalogue arrived – the first of what I expect to be many new seed catalogues arriving over the coming weeks.  As the garden season largely starts coming to an end for most of us, and few varieties are still to be sown, the catalogues are our first opportunity to start planning for the next season. As I suspect is the case with most of us, there are the usual...

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In my first post on the reasons I garden, I mentioned that I started my allotment journey in an effort to aid my mental health.  Not long after I took on that first plot, I was diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA).  For those that don’t know, RA is a inflammatory autoimmune disease in which your immune system mistakingly attacks and destroys healthy body tissue, causing painful inflammation in the joints – most commonly the fingers,...